FOR YOUR EYES ONLY – With the many national security and intelligence topics that American Defense News (ADN) cannot adequately cover every day – in collaboration with the the Center for American Defense Studies (CADS) – we are providing our readers a PDB:
Not the President’s Daily Brief, but almost as good – Paul’s Daily Briefing.
Today’s PDB Includes a variety of critical issues such as the China Threat and how U.S. needs to focus on access denial against Chinese military, Russia’s ramped up military threat in Ukraine and elsewhere puts the Pentagon on high alert. DC National Guard deploys its new immediate reaction force after a black nationalist extremist attacks Capitol Police checkpoint, India needs its own defense doctrine not just copy U.S. strategies.
Plus, China knows South Korea is the weak link in U.S. alliance network.
And this week’s Special Operation Update – Everything you need to this week know in one place.
TODAY’S PDB HIGHLIGHTS:
Guard deploys immediate reaction force at Capitol after officer, suspect, killed in attack on police there. DC National Guard deployed an immediate reaction force of troops at Capitol Hill Friday afternoon following an attack on police officers there earlier in the day that resulted in the death of one officer and the black nationalist extremist suspect.
Pentagon on alert as Russia steps up saber rattling in Eastern Europe and beyond. Russia has upped its saber rattling in Eastern Europe and the Arctic, a move that has put the Biden administration on alert.
North Korea Threat
Special Operations News Update – April 5, 2021 | SOF News. SOCOM diversity chief reassigned, AFSOC’s A-29 light attack planes, ASD SO/LIC, Russia in the Arctic, border crisis, Sahel, Mozambique. CACI, Inc awarded $372 million contract for joint geospatial analytic support services to U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).
Suez Canal blockage shows need for Navy focus on maritime chokepoints, Elaine Luria says. As Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Norfolk, watched the struggle to refloat a giant container ship in the Suez canal — a waterway she transited a half-dozen times in her Navy career — she kept thinking about the cold of the Arctic and the coral lagoons of the South China Sea.
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